Specialist Practitioner / Specialist Nurse

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of high standards of care to patients under the Rheumatology Department, advising and providing help to patients via the helpline, and assisting with the day to day running of the department.

The post holder will initially be based in the specialty of Rheumatology.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Practitioner/Nurse will be an experienced practitioner who uses specialist knowledge and skills to support patients under supervision and works towards autonomous practice and carries a caseload of patients with complex needs and is able to undertake advanced nursing assessment, address complex needs and provide support within the sphere of rheumatology both within the main unit and in the community.

Contribute to service development, audit and research projects ensuring these contribute to the educations and training of other health care professionals.

Create, maintain, implement, and enhance an effective clinical learning environment through role modelling, leadership and excellence in practice.

They will work under the supervision of Clinical Nurse Specialist and Consultant Team

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the multi-disciplinary team and under the direction and supervision of a senior practitioner/nurse and/or Consultant the post holder will utilise their specialist knowledge and skills to:

Assess, plan, implement, develop, and evaluate clinical care of rheumatology patients.

Work towards providing advice on all aspects of rheumatology and associated disease to patients, carers, and health professionals.

Develop a positive dynamic learning environment to promote teaching and learning in the clinical setting.

Work towards delivering education to rheumatology patients under supervision with a caseload for the rheumatology department.

Under supervision monitor the effectiveness of all aspects of patient treatment.

Ensure effective communication between department and care group.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant nursing experience within speciality
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification or commitment to undertake
  • Completion of relevant extended role scope competencies or commitment to undertake


  • University qualification in speciality
  • Teaching/assessment/mentoring qualification



  • Relevant nursing experience within speciality
  • Audit or research experience
  • Teaching and education experience

Practical & Intellectual Skills (including any special knowledge)


  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Able to identify learning opportunities
  • Able to organise own learning and development
  • Ability to manage change

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital/Truro Health Park



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